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Boards and Committees

Numerous opportunities exist to help Tooele County achieve its goals. Below is a list of County Boards.
Current board openings can be found on the Tooele County Council agendas.

Board ApplicationApply Online Here

Annual Disclosure or Conflict of InterestConflict of Interest Disclosure Form
Boards and Committees
Board Vacancy
An online list of available positions is forthcoming.
In the meantime, please contact the Clerk’s office for a current list of Board openings: 435-843-3140.
Accident Review/Workers' Compensation
Accident Review / Workers' Compensation

Duties

Review and monitor all accidents, damages, losses, and claims related to Tooele County property, as well as incidents involving on-duty county employees. Provide recommendations to the County Council for safety initiatives to protect county employees, equipment, and the general public.

Membership

As appointed by Resolution of the County Council.

Terms

Indefinite.

Board Members

County Attorney
Term Expires: None

Deputy County Clerk
Term Expires: None

County Sheriff
Term Expires: None

County Council
Term Expires: None

Human Resources Director
Term Expires: None 

County Road Department
Term Expires: None

Deputy Auditor
Term Expires: None 

Deseret Peak Complex
Term Expires: None
Administrative Hearing Officer
Duties

The Administrative Hearing Officer has been established to ensure fair treatment in administering Tooele County ordinances and uphold substantial justice. This office is empowered to exercise the powers and duties outlined in this chapter.

Established

By Tooele County Council, Ordinance No. 2020-27.

Membership


The County Council may appoint as many Administrative Hearing Officers as necessary.

Terms

Contract Terms.

James Tanner
Contract Attorney

Jamie Topham
Contract Attorney
Agriculture Protection Board
Duties

The Board evaluates proposals for establishing agriculture protection areas and recommends to the County Council whether to accept these proposals. They provide expert advice to the Planning Commission and the County Council regarding the desirability of the proposal, the nature of agricultural production within the proposed area, its relation to the County as a whole, and which types of agricultural production should be permitted within the agriculture protection area. The Agriculture Protection Area Advisory Board operates under Utah Code Annotated 17-41-201.

Membership

The Board consists of five members from the County Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors, appointed by the Tooele County Council.

Terms

Members serve on the Board until their respective terms on the Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors expire, each lasting four years.

Board Members

Charlie Warr
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Brian Johnson
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Todd Arbon
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

John Olson
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Dean Alder
Term Expires: 12/31/2020
Appeals Board
Duties

The Board is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the building official regarding the application and interpretation of the International Building Code. The Board has no authority to waive any requirements of the International Building Code.

Membership

Members are appointed by the County Council as needed.

Terms

Members serve four-year terms.

Meeting Schedule and Location

  • Schedule: Meetings are held as needed.When called
  • Location: Tooele County Building, 47 S Main St, Tooele UT 84074
Contact

Jim Richards
Telephone: (435) 843-3495
Email: jim.richards@tooeleco.gov
Audit Committee
Duties

The Audit Committee oversees the external review of audited statements and manages the organization’s financial risk, including monitoring the internal control environment. The Committee also assists the County Council in understanding and interpreting financial statements and audit reports.

Membership

The Committee consists of three to five members. Members must have a basic understanding of financial reports and independent auditing standards, with at least one member designated as the financial expert. Members elect a chairperson at the end of each audit cycle to serve for the following cycle. Members must be free of any relationships that could interfere with their independent judgment, as determined by the Council. County elected officials, employees, and their immediate family members (parents, siblings, spouse, and children) are not eligible to serve on the Audit Committee due to independence requirements.

Terms

  • Committee members may serve up to two four-year terms.
  • The County Council appoints members.
Compensation

Each member receives a $1,000 annual stipend, paid in two installments at the two required meetings.

Meeting Schedule

The Audit Committee meets as needed to fulfill its responsibilities but will meet at least twice annually: once to review the audit plan and once to review the audited financial statements. Additional meetings may be held to approve the audit engagement and address special investigations related to fraud, financial irregularities, and internal control failures.

Board Members

Brent Ray
Term Expires: 12/31/2023
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Edwin Van Stam
Term Expires: 12/31/2023
Email
Board of Health
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Representation

  • Tooele County Commission: One member representing the Tooele County Commission.
  • Tooele City: One member appointed by Tooele City.
  • Grantsville City: One member appointed by Grantsville City.
  • Wendover City: One member selected by the Wendover City Council.
  • Other Incorporated Municipalities: One member representing all other incorporated municipalities within Tooele County, selected by the affected municipalities' mayors. If they do not act, the County Commission selects a mayor.
  • Department of Health: Four to six members selected by the Department of Health, approved by the board, and appointed by the Tooele County Commission. These members shall have backgrounds and interests as follows:
    • One professional health provider (doctor, nurse, dentist, hospital administrator, etc.).
    • One member capable of addressing general public health and environmental issues.
    • Two members representing the health issues of ethnic minorities, senior citizens, the disabled, low-income individuals, women, or youth.

Restrictions

  • Members must reside in Tooele County.
  • The majority of members cannot be health care providers.
  • Members cannot be employees of the Tooele County Health Department.
Members

Five to twelve members.

Term

Three (3) years (1/5 of members' term to expire each year).

Meetings


Tooele County Health Department
151 North Main Street – Conference Room #280
Tooele, Utah 84074

Board Members

Councilman Erik Stromberg
Tooele County Council
Assignment: Tooele County Financial Representative
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
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Linda McBeth
Tooele City Appointee
Assignment: UALBOH Steering Committee
Term Expires: 12/31/2027
Email

Anthony Howes
Tooele County Appointee – Public Health & Environment
Assignment: Public Hearing Representative
Term Expires: 12/31/2027
Email

Christian Pantelackis
Representing – Wendover City
Assignment: Legislative Representative
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Email

Nando Meli
Representing – Incorporated Municipalities
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Email

Mayor Neil Critchlow
Representing Grantsville City
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
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Pam Bennett
Representing – Women & Minorities
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
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Michael Wells
Representing – Professional Health Provider
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
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Mathew Jackson
Representing – Youth
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Email
Boundary Commission
Duties

The Board is responsible for reviewing and approving or disapproving proposals for municipal boundary changes.

Membership

The Board consists of seven members:
  • Two County elected officials (appointed by County Council)
  • Two municipal elected officials (appointed by municipal selection)
  • Three appointed by other four (4) members
Term

Four year term.

Meetings

Meetings are held as needed at the Tooele County Building, 47 S. Main Street, Tooele.

Board Members

Jerry Houghton, County Official
Term Expires: 01/06/2025
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Kendall Thomas, County Official
Term Expires: 01/02/2023
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Debbie Winn, Municipal Official
Term Expires: 01/06/2025
Email

Brian Johnson, Municipal Official
Term Expires: 01/03/2026
Email

Keith Bird, Resident Member
Term Expires: 01/02/2023
Email

Neil Smart, Resident Member, Chair
Term Expires: 01/01/2024
Email

Mike Colson, Resident Member
Term Expires: 01/01/2024
Email
Career Service Council
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Duties

The Career Service Council exercises the powers and authority provided by state law.

Membership

The Council consists of three appointed members. The County Manager appoints members. At most, two members may be registered with the same political party. All members must be United States citizens and bona fide residents of the State of Utah and Tooele County for at least one year before appointment. Members may not hold another government office or be employed by the County. A member may be removed by the Manager for cause after being given a copy of the charges and an opportunity to be heard publicly before the County Council.

Term

Members serve staggered three-year terms, with terms expiring on June 30.

Board Members

Gene White
Term Expires: 06/30/2025
Email

Steven Argyle
Term Expires: 06/30/2026
Email

Linda McBeth
Term Expires: 06/30/2024
Email
Children's Justice Center Advisory
Duties

The Tooele County Children’s Justice Center Advisory Board is established to advise and assist the Tooele County Justice Center Director, staff, and volunteers in implementing a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, nonprofit, intergovernmental response to sexual abuse and serious physical abuse of children. The Board may adopt rules and regulations for conducting its meetings as deemed appropriate.

Membership

The Board consists of at least twelve members. Each member serves until their successor is appointed by the Tooele County Commission unless they are removed, not re-elected, or resign according to the by-laws. The Board includes:

  • The Tooele County Attorney or a designee.
  • The Tooele County Sheriff or a designee.
  • A Tooele County Council member or a designee.
  • A licensed nurse practitioner or physician or a designee.
  • A licensed mental health professional or a designee.
  • A criminal defense attorney.
  • A Guardian ad litem or a representative designated by the Director.
  • A representative of the Division of Child and Family Services, designated by the area supervisor of the Tooele County Office.
  • Chiefs of Police from Tooele and Grantsville or their designees, as well as any other municipality requesting a seat, are subject to board review.
  • At least four community members representing Grantsville, Tooele City, and Tooele County.
  • The Tooele County School District Superintendent or a designee.
  • An Assistant Attorney General designated by the Utah State Attorney General.
  • One Friends Board member recommended by that Board.
  • The Tooele County Children’s Justice Center Director or a designee (ex officio).
  • A Juvenile Court Judge or a designee (ex officio).
Terms

  • Members serving due to elected office remain on the Advisory Board as long as they hold the elected office.
  • Initial discretionary appointments serve four-year terms, with appointees serving up to two consecutive four-year terms in compliance with Tooele County ordinances.
  • All members, except the Director, the Juvenile Court Judge, and the Board Chair, have full voting rights as per Section 67-5b-105(2) Utah Code Annotated 1953, as amended. The Board Chair votes only in the case of a tie.
Advisory Board

Scott Broadhead, Chair
Brent Westover, Vice Chair

Board Members


Cory Caldwell
Rachael Cowan
Adrian Day
Tony Graf
Alex Keith
Diana Obray
Robert Sager
Daphne Soloman
Brian White
Gentry Holbrook
Dave McCall
Kristine Naylor
Andy Welch
Paul Wimmer
Bob Curfew
Camille Hadzick
Jeff Hamm
Brittany Lopez
Council of Governments
Duties

The Council of Governments is responsible for coordinating local government planning and activities within Tooele County.

Membership

Three representatives from Tooele County;
Two representatives from Tooele City;
One representative from each city, town, and school district in the county.

Terms

Member terms are determined at the discretion of their respective local governments.

Meetings

  • 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm
  • Tooele County Building, 47 S. Main Street, Tooele

Board Members

Scott Wardle
County Council

Jared Hamner
County Council

Erik Stromberg
County Council

Dave McCall
Tooele City Council

Debbie Winn
Tooele City Mayor

Neil Critchlow
Grantsville City Mayor

Brian Johnson
Rush Valley Town Mayor

Nando Meli
Stockton City Mayor

John Olson, Chair
Vernon Town Representative

Dr. Mark Ernst
Tooele County School District Representative

Craig Smith
Erda City Council Representative

Kathleen Vonhatten
Lake Point City Representative

Kirk Pearson
Lake Point City Representative

Council on Aging

Duties

The Council on Aging serves as the Tooele County Area Agency on Aging and acts as an advisory committee to the Division of Aging and Adult Services and the Tooele County Council. The Council is responsible for planning, participation, and community advocacy for elderly residents.

Membership

The Council consists of eleven (11) voting members appointed by the Tooele County Council. This includes three (3) Center Board representatives, with one representative from each center board.

Terms

Members serve four-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms.

Meetings

Agendas, Meeting Schedule and Minutes

Contact 435-277-2460 for more information or email ericka.jordt@tooelehealth.org.

Board Members

Allen M. Adamson
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Diane Johnson
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Tita Adams
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Malcolm Walden
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Justin Brady
Tooele City Councilman
Term Expires: Job Based

Pat Hearty – Grantsville City
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Alphonso Burger
Tooele Senior Council
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Daniel C. Lawrence
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Alicia Suazo
Term Expires:  12/31/2027

Sherry Butler
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Kendall Thomas
Tooele County Council member


Deseret Peak Special Service District
Duties

The District is responsible for providing water and sewer services within its boundaries. This includes the construction, purchase, gift, condemnation, or any combination of the necessary facilities or systems to deliver these services.

Boundaries

The service area includes:

  • All of Sections 2, 3, 10, and 11, Township 3 South, Range 5 West, Salt Lake Base, and Meridian.
  • The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of Sections 1 and 12, Township 3 South, Range 5 West, Salt Lake Base and Meridian.

Board Members

Erik Stromberg
County Council

Kendall Thomas
County Council

Scott Wardle, Chair
County Council

Jared Hamner
County Council

Tye Hoffmann
County Council
Economic Opportunity Advisory Board
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Duties

The board shall assist and advise the county manager and council by:

  1. Applying for rural county grants pursuant to Utah Code Section 17-54-101, et. seq.;
  2. Recommending which projects should be funded by grant money;
  3. Preparing required reports for grant funding received;
  4. Recommending ways and means of obtaining private, local, county, state, or federal funds and other participation for the promotion of economic development projects within the county; and
  5. Working with county planning and economic development staff, committees, and other community-based issues and projects.
Membership

  1. The board shall consist of the following members, all appointed by the council:
    • One member representing Tooele County;
    • Three members representing municipalities within the County after having received recommendations from the Tooele County Council of Governments;
    • One member representing workforce development;
    • One member representing private-sector businesses and
    • One member of the public who lives in the county.
  2. Other than the county representative, Tooele County elected officials, employees, and their immediate family members may not serve on the board.

Chair-Meetings – Quorum-Staff

  1. Board members shall elect a chair and vice chair at each calendar year's first board meeting.
  2. The board shall meet as needed to fulfill its responsibilities but shall meet at least twice annually.
  3. A majority of the board constitutes a quorum to conduct board business, and the action of a majority of a quorum constitutes the action of the board.
  4. The county Department of Community Development shall provide administrative support to the board.
Reporting

The board shall report to the County Manager and Council.

Compensation

Board members shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

Board Members

Brittany Lopez
Tooele County Council
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Email

Debbie Winn
Tooele City
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Email

Neil Critchlow, Vice Chair
Grantsville City Mayor
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Email

Craig Smith
Erda City Council
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Email

Brooke Coster
Workforce Development
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Email

Stephanie Bothell
Private Sector
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Email

Tyson Hamilton, Chair
Public
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Email
Emergency Medical Service Council
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Purpose

To provide additional representation for certain medical service providers operating in Tooele County who have yet to be included on the County EMS Council.

Resolution-2019-16 Reorganizing the Tooele County EMS Council

Medical Air Transport Service

Membership

The Council shall have the following representation, with members appointed as follows:

  • One medical director appointed by each licensed emergency medical service provider operating in Tooele County.
  • One medical department physician representative appointed by each resource hospital supporting Tooele County EMS service providers.
  • One emergency department nurse appointed by each resource hospital.
  • One hospital administrator or designee appointed by each resource hospital.
  • One ambulance service representative appointed by each licensed ambulance service operator and one representative appointed by each federal and private industrial ambulance service operator providing services in Tooele County.
  • One paramedic service representative appointed by each licensed paramedic service operating in Tooele County.
  • One quick-response service representative appointed by each quick-response agency operating in Tooele County, recognized by the Tooele County EMS Council.
  • One public safety representative to represent all agencies within Tooele County, appointed by the Tooele County Sheriff.
  • One dispatch agency representative appointed by each EMS dispatch agency located in Tooele County.
  • One County Health Department representative appointed by the Tooele County Health Officer.
  • One Tooele County Commissioner or County Commission designee appointed by the Tooele County Council.
  • One private citizen and resident of Tooele County not involved in providing EMS services, appointed by the Tooele County Council.
  • One ex-officio representative of the State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, appointed by the Bureau's Director.
  • One representative from Vernon, Rush Valley, Grantsville, and North Tooele Valley, each appointed by the Tooele County Council.
Meeting Schedule and Location

  • Meetings are held monthly on the last Wednesday at 3:00 PM
  • Meetings are currently being held via Zoom
EMS Council Members

2022 Bureau of EMS Awards

EMD-of-the-Year-2-1-225x300Urban Emergency Medical Dispatcher of the Year
Jenna Johnson

Citizens of the Year
Citizens-of-the-Year-2Javier Garcia, Fernando Rios, Darin Miller, David Gowans, Glen Strickland (not pictured), and Flavio Antillon.

Council Contacts
2023-2024
Joe Carnell, Chairperson
(435) 843-8745
Email
Fair Board
Duties

The Fair Board:

  • Creating a plan identifying long-term and short-term goals, purposes, and direction for the county fair.
  • Planning, organizing, promoting, and producing the county fair.
  • Establishing standing committees and recruiting and selecting individuals to serve on those committees.
  • Recruiting and selecting individuals to assist in the county fair's planning, organization, promotion, and production.
Membership

  • The board shall consist of no fewer than five and no more than seven members, one of whom shall be a Council Member or the County Manager or Assistant County Manager.
  • The County Council shall appoint board members.
  • The council shall prioritize the appointment of county residents but may appoint nonresidents if deemed in the best interest of the county fair.
Terms

All board members’ terms shall be four years.

Compensation

Board members shall not receive compensation for their service but may receive per diem and travel expenses incurred in performing their official duties.

Tooele County Fair Website

Board Members

Steven Babbitt
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Clifford Russell
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Patty Deakin-Daley
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Mike Larsen
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Brittany Lopez
Assistant County Manager
Term: Ex-officio
Grantsville Soil Conservation
Duties

The State of Utah has 38 conservation districts that focus on reducing soil erosion and addressing other important resource concerns, such as improving water quality, enhancing wildlife habitat, conserving water, and eradicating invasive weeds. These districts are crucial in managing and protecting Utah's natural resources.

Local conservation districts are essential in developing management plans to implement natural resource projects within their boundaries. They encourage private landowners to undertake projects on their property and collaborate with state and federal agencies to secure funding and technical assistance. Each year, local conservation districts oversee more than 100 projects that improve natural resources within their districts.

Terms

Each conservation district's board members are appointed by the Department of Agriculture and Food Commissioner and serve two-year terms. A committee organized by state statute makes recommendations for board members.

Meetings

Meeting Date and Time: 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4:00 PM
Place: 151 N Main, Tooele, UT 84074

Website: Utah Department of Agriculture and Food – Utah Conservation Districts

Board Members

Neil Johnson, Chair
Term Expires: 06/30/2026
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Aimie Clegg Paulick, Treasurer
Term Expires: 06/30/2026
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Ed Roberts, Supervisor
Term Expires: 06/30/2028

Todd J. Arbon, Supervisor
UCC Commissioner
Term Expires: 06/30/2028
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George Brown, Supervisor
Term Expires: 06/30/2028
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Historical Preservation Commission
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Duties

The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for:

  • Identifying, preserving, protecting, and enhancing historic and prehistoric areas and sites
  • Surveying and inventorying community historic resources
  • Reviewing proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places
  • Providing advice and information on historic preservation
  • Enforcing State Historic Preservation laws
Membership

The commission consists of five members appointed by the County Council:

  • All members must have a demonstrated interest, compliance, or knowledge of historic preservation
  • Two members must have expertise in the disciplines of history and architecture or architectural history
  • All members must be residents of Tooele County
Terms

Members serve staggered four-year terms.

Meeting Schedule and Location

The board meets as needed to discuss and approve CGL grant requests during eligible years. Meetings are generally held only when requests are received. Meeting locations may rotate among various historic sites in Tooele County, depending on the preference of the current group

Board Members

John Slade
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
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Clint Thomsen, Chair
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
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Clint Warner
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
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Dustin Frank
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Email

Lacey Burrows
Term Expires: 12/31/2028
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Kendall Thomas
County Council Advisory – Non Voting
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Housing Authority Board
Duties

The Housing Authority Board has corporate powers to construct and operate housing projects within Tooele County. The Authority's mission is to foster the availability of quality, affordable housing, and related services using broad community resources. It accomplishes this through community collaboration, efficient resource management, and expanding funding sources.

Governing Body

The board consists of five members, all appointed by the Tooele County Council.

Terms

Board members serve staggered four-year terms, with one appointment expiring each year. All members must be sworn in upon appointment.

Meetings

  • Quarterly
  • Tooele County Health Department, 151 N. Main, Tooele
Board Members

Nathan Harris
Attorney
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Tiffany Lancaster, Chair
Realtor/Grantsville
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Jeff England
Community Rep/Tooele
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Todd Castagno
Financial Services
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Robert McIntyre
Contractors
Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Erik Stromberg
County Council Advisory (Non-voting)
Human Services Advisory Council
Established

The committee was established by Ordinance 2021-35, effective August 11, 2021.

Duties

The committee collaborates, shares information, and recommends to the County Department of Human Services to improve human services' availability, quality, and delivery.

Membership

The committee consists of the following members:

The director of the county department of human services

The clinical program manager or designee of the county’s provider of mental health and substance use disorder services

  • A council member
  • A judge or judicial branch employee
  • A law enforcement officer involved with the law enforcement-assisted diversion program
  • The emergency room director or designee of the Mountain West Medical Center
  • The director or designee of the Tooele County School District Special Education Department
  • Two behavioral health providers
  • An adult private citizen
  • A youth private citizen
  • A representative of relief services
  • Three at-large members
Terms

  • Committee members serve four-year terms.
  • Committee members may serve more than two consecutive full terms, notwithstanding Section 4-1-3(4).
  • Committee members do not receive compensation for their service but may receive per diem and travel expenses incurred in performing their official duties.
Administrative Support

The County Department of Human Services provides administrative support to the committee.

Members

Gary Dalton, Chair
Human Services Director

Mark Schull
OPTUM

Jeff Coombs
Tooele County Health Department

Roger Gomez
Department of Workforce Services

Christy Johnson
TCRC

Scott Rounds
Mountain West Medical Center

Kendall Thomas
Council Member

Judge Teresa Welch
3rd District Court

Paul Wimmer
Tooele County Sheriff

Brittany Lopez
Assistant County Manager

Adrian Day
Tooele City Police Chief

Bryan Gregston
Youth Service Center

Amy Giles
Third District Juvenile Court

DeAnn Christiansen
Tooele County Housing Authority

Jamie Zwerin
Adult Representative

John Gossett
At Large

Leena Chapman
NAT-SU Health

Maren Voss
Utah State University Extension

Marianne Oborn
Tooele County School District

Marilyn Marin
Tooele County Housing Authority

Michelle Bybee
Clinical Consultants

Peter Clegg
Tooele Health Department – Prevention

Rachel Cowan
Children’s Justice Center

Ray Clinton
Tooele County Sheriff’s office

Renee Loveless
Mountain West Medical Center

Sylvia Dalton
At Large

Teresa Winn
Valley Behavioral Health

Heidi Warr
Valley Behavioral Health
Industrial Protection Area Advisory
Established

Adopted by Ordinance 2022-07 on February 1, 2022

Duties

The board is responsible for:

  1. Evaluating proposals for establishing industrial protection areas and recommending to the council whether such proposals should be accepted.
  2. Providing expert advice, upon request, to the planning commission and the council regarding:
    1. The desirability of proposals
    2. The nature of industrial use within the proposed area
    3. The relation of the industrial use in the area to the county as a whole
    4. The industrial use(s) that should be allowed within the proposed area
  3. Performing other duties as Utah Code Title 17, Chapter 41 requires.
Governing Body

The board consists of at most five members appointed by the Council. The Council may defer the appointment of board members until after the filing of a proposal to create an industrial protection area.

Terms

Board members serve four-year terms. Members do not receive compensation for their service but may receive per diem and travel expenses incurred in performing their official duties.
Lake Point Cemetery and Park
Lake Point Cemetery and Park Service Area

Purpose

The Lake Point Cemetery and Park Service Area is established according to the provisions of Utah Code Annotated, Section 17A-2-401 et seq. 1953, as amended.

Terms

The Board of Trustees consists of seven appointed members, each of whom must be taxpayers and qualified voters within the service area. Appointments will be for four-year terms.

Meetings

Schedule: 3rd Tuesday of each month

Location: Lake Point Fire Station, Lake Point

Board Members


Christine Jones
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Kellie Tyrell
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Robin Stewart
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Mandy Whetton
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Ryan Zumwalt, Chair
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

William Sackett
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Stacey Weight
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Fulfilling someone else’s term.

Contact:
Ryan Zumwalt, Chair
(385) 414-3935
Email
Lake Point Improvement District
Duties

The Lake Point Improvement District provides sanitary sewer services to the Lake Point area.

Boundaries

The service area covers the Lake Point region. Please refer to the creating resolution for a detailed metes and bounds description.

Trustees

The board consists of three trustees:

  • Initially appointed by the Tooele County Council
  • Elected by the Improvement District for four-year terms per Utah Code Ann. 17A-2-305(1)(c)
Meeting Schedule and Location

  • Schedule: Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
  • Location: Lake Point Fire Station, Lake Point
Board Members

Braden Morris
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Todd May
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Jared Lee Manning
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Ryan Dedelow
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Scott Maxfield
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Contact
Keith Fryer, Operator – (435) 840-2440
Terre Marshall, Treasurer – (801) 520-0053
Local Emergency Planning
Mosquito Abatement
Duties

The Mosquito Abatement District conducts mosquito abatement activities to protect public health.

Governing Boards

The board consists of five (5) members:
  • One (1) appointed by Stockton City
  • One (1) appointed by Grantsville City
  • Three (3) appointed by the County Council
Terms

All board members serve four-year terms. There is no limit to the number of terms a board member can serve.

Meetings

  • Schedule: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM
  • Location: 1535 Sunset Road, Lake Point
Board Members

Melanie Wiley (County)
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Craig Smith (Erda)
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Joe Johnston (Stockton)
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Neil Critchlow (Grantsville)
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Doyle Garrard (Lake Point)
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Scott Bradshaw (Staff)
Municipal Building Authority
Duties

The Municipal Building Authority is responsible for acquiring, improving, or extending public improvements, facilities, properties, and their appurtenances. This includes financing the costs of these projects on behalf of the County.

Board Members

County Council
Term Expires: None
North Tooele Fire District Board
Authority

The North Tooele Fire District is authorized to provide fire protection and related services under Section 11-23-1 U.C.A. 1953.

Governing Body

The district is governed by a board of five (5) persons representing:

  • Erda
  • Stansbury Park
  • Lake Point
  • Lincoln
  • Industries in the service district

All board members must be qualified electors of the service district.

Board Membership

Five persons appointed by the County Council.

Terms

All terms are four (4) years. Vacancies are filled for the unexpired term by appointment by the County Council. There is no limit on the number of terms a board member can serve.

Meetings

  • Schedule: 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM
  • Location: Stansbury Fire Station, 179 Country Club, Stansbury Park
Board Members

Kurt Stephensen – A
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Rick Pollock, Chairman – B
Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Scott V. Bissegger – C
Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Steve Manzione – D
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Mark Herrera, Vice-Chairman – E
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Daniel Boone - Alternate Board Trustee
Term Expires: 12/31/24


Board Contact:

Cassandra – (435) 882-6730 / (435) 241-0710
Planning Commission

Authority

The Planning Commission is authorized to adopt the Master Plan, certify zoning plans, and approve amendments.

Membership

The commission consists of seven (7) members appointed by the County Council.

Makeup

Six (6) members must be residents and real property owners of the County. No more than three (3) members can hold a public office or position.

Term

Members serve four-year terms. The terms of two members expire each year.

Meetings

The Tooele County Planning Commission holds regular meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber on the third floor of the Tooele County Building, located at 47 South Main Street, Tooele, Utah.

Appointment Application

Board Members

Blair Hope, Vice Chair, Seat A
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Andy Stetz, Seat B
Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Brad Bartholomew, Seat C
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Jedediah Beckstead, Seat D
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Camille Knudson, Seat E
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Toni Scott, Chair, Seat F
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Ron Elton, Seat G
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Curtis Beckstrom, Alternate
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Michael Dow, Alternate
Term Expires:  12/31/2027

Contact

Email: Planning Commission

Recreation Special Service District
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Established

The Recreation Special Service District was established on November 28, 1989, by Tooele County Resolution No. 89-19.

Authority

The Service Area is authorized to provide recreation and related services and facilities. It is designated to receive mineral lease monies and state payments in lieu of taxes.

Boundaries

The Service Area includes all of Tooele County except cities, towns, and the Stansbury Recreation Services Areas.

Board Composition

The board consists of five members appointed by the Tooele County Council to four-year terms.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held in the spring and usually meet monthly for 5-6 months.

Board Members

Vacant
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Howard Murray
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Jeff Terry, Chair
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
Email

Kirk Steadman
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Marianne Gines
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Kendall Thomas
Council Member Advisory (Non-voting)

Alternate
Redevelopment Agency
Duties

The Redevelopment Agency (RDA) is authorized to enter into agreements related to redevelopment, economic development, and education housing development matters. The RDA is responsible for transacting the business of a redevelopment agency, which includes improving economic conditions within designated project areas.

Board

Tooele County Council

Board Members

Erik Stromberg
County Council

Kendall Thomas, Chair
County Council

Scott Wardle
County Council

Tye Hoffmann
County Council

Jared Hamner
County Council
Rush Valley Water Conservancy District
Apply here to serve on the RV Water Conservancy District

Duties

The Rush Valley Water Conservancy District is responsible for conserving, developing, and stabilizing water supplies for various uses, including domestic, irrigation, power, manufacturing, municipal, recreational, and other beneficial purposes. The district also constructs drainage works and other necessary infrastructure.

Boundaries

The district covers Rush Valley, extending from Stockton southward to Vernon and the southern county line.

Terms

The initial board of directors is appointed by the Court, with terms fixed as follows:

  • One-third of the members serve for one year
  • One-third serve for two years
  • One-third serve for three years
Division Terms
  • Stockton Division: 1 year
  • Ophir Division: 2 years
  • St. John – Clover Division: 2 years
  • Vernon Division: 3 years
Meetings

  • Meetings are held as needed or quarterly
  • Vernon Fire Department

Board Members


Kyle Russell
Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Scott Pehrson
Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Ronald Staley
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

Darrell Johnson
Term Expires: 12/31/2022
Shambip Soil Conservation District
Duties

The Shambip Soil Conservation District is one of 38 conservation districts in Utah. Responsibilities include:

  • Reducing soil erosion
  • Improving water quality and wildlife habitat
  • Conserving water resources
  • Eradicating invasive species
  • Addressing other issues impacting natural resources in Utah

The district develops management plans to guide natural resource projects within district boundaries. By working closely with the community, the district encourages private landowners to implement conservation projects on their property. The district collaborates with state and federal agencies to secure funding and technical assistance. The district and others across the state oversee over 100 projects annually to improve Utah's natural resources.

Terms

Board members are appointed by the Department of Agriculture and Food Commissioner for two years. A committee organized by state statute makes recommendations for board members.

Meetings

  • Date and Time: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM
  • Location: Rush Valley Town Hall – 52 South Park Lane, Rush Valley, Utah

Website: Utah Department of Agriculture and Food – Utah Conservation Districts

Board Members

Dean Alder, Treasurer
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Email

Darrell Johnson, Supervisor
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Email

Matthew Hogan, Supervisor
Term Expires: 06/30/2028
Email

Alisa Meyer, Chair
Term Expires: 06/30/2028
Email

Scott Pehrson, Supervisor
Term Expires: 06/30/2028
Email
South Rim Special Service District
Duties

The South Rim Special Service District provides water, sewage, drainage, flood control, recreation, and street lighting facilities and services.

Boundaries

The district covers 4,489 acres west of Rush Lake, west of Stockton Town. Please refer to the creating resolution for a detailed metes and bounds description and map.

Board

Resolution 2022-18 changed the South Rim Special Service District to an elected, five-member board serving four-year terms on April 19, 2022.

Meetings

  • Schedule: Meetings are held quarterly
  • Location: Hogan Brothers Conference Room

Board Members

Jeremy McCormick
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Matt Sautter
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Abraham Grant Beh
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Heather Kessler
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Sara Kemp
Term Expires: 12/31/2027
Stansbury Park Greenbelt Service
Duties

The Stansbury Park Greenbelt Service Area is responsible for acquiring, developing, operating, and maintaining commonly held areas, including parkways, greenbelts, street lighting, and other public lighting facilities.

Meeting Schedule and Location

  • Schedule: Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
  • Location: Stansbury Park Clubhouse, #1 Clubhouse, Stansbury Park
Terms

Board members serve six-year terms (Ordinance 84-6) or four-year terms (Ordinance 2009-08). 

Board Members

Brett Palmer
Trustee
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Maria S. Sweeten
Trustee
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

James A. Hanzelka, Chair
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Contact:

Secretary
Phone: (435) 882-6188
Email: Stansbury Park Greenbelt Service Area Board

Since 1992, the Stansbury Park Greenbelt Service Area and Stansbury Recreation Service Area have operated as one agency, the Stansbury Service Agency, per interlocal agreement.

Website: https://stansburypark.org
Stansbury Park Improvement District
Duties

Acquisition through construction, purchase, gift or condemnation systems for the supply, treatment and distribution of water; systems for the collection, treatment and disposition of sewage; and systems for the collection, retention and disposition of storm and flood waters.

This an elected board. If you are interested in serving, please visit https://stansburywater.org to find out more about this board and when the next election will be.

Meeting Schedule and Location

  • Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month
  • Stansbury Park Improvement District, 30 Plaza, Stansbury Park
Board Members – Elected

Jacob Clegg
Term Expires: 12/31/2023

Neil Smart
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Brock Griffith
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Staff – Not Elected

Brett Palmer
District Manager
(435) 882-7922

Marilyn Mann
District Clerk
(435) 882-7922
Stansbury Park Recreation Service District
Duties

The Stansbury Recreation Service Area is responsible for acquiring, developing, operating, and maintaining various recreation facilities. These facilities may include golf courses, tennis courts, playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming pools, lakes, clubhouses, and other recreational amenities owned by the Service Area.

Terms

Board members serve four-year terms, as specified by Ordinance 2009-08.

Meeting Schedule and Location

  • Schedule: Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
  • Location: Stansbury Park Clubhouse, #1 Clubhouse, Stansbury Park

Board Members

Kyle Shields
Trustee
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Cassandra Arnell
Trustee
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

John H. Wright, Chair
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Contact

Secretary
Phone: 435-882-6188
Email: Stansbury Recreation Service Area

Since 1992, the Stansbury Park Greenbelt Service Area and Stansbury Recreation Service Area have operated as one agency, the Stansbury Service Agency, per interlocal agreement.

Website: https://stansburypark.org/
Tourism Tax Advisory Board
Tooele County Tourism Grant Tax Program

Applications must be submitted online. No handwritten requests will be accepted. The deadline to submit applications is February 3, 2023 by 5:00 pm. Consideration for late applications is subject to Board approval and may include penalties.

2023 Tourism Grant Application

The Tourism Tax Grant process provides financial support for:

  • Promotion of recreation, tourism, film production, and conventions
  • Maintenance and operations of convention meeting rooms, exhibit halls, visitor information centers, museums, sports and recreation facilities, and other related facilities
Email:  tourismgrants@tooeleco.gov

Apply here to serve on the Tourism Tax Advisory Board

Duties

Advise the County Council on how best to use the revenues collected from the transient room tax and the tourism, recreation, cultural, and convention facilities tax.

Membership

Influential citizens of Tooele County with experience in tourism-related industries, including:

  • Cultural attractions
  • Hotel and lodging
  • Restaurants
  • Recreational facilities
  • Convention Centers
  • Museums

Additional members may include a County Council member liaison or other advisory and non-voting members, as needed.

Terms

Four-year terms (maximum of two consecutive terms).

Vacancies

Filled from nomination by the Board and approved by the County Council.

Board Members

Heather Kessler
Restaurant
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
 
Russ Steadman, Vice Chair
Recreation
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Jordan Hawkins
Restaurant
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
 
Lisa Berry
Hotel & Lodging
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

David Vielstich
Hotel & Lodging
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
 
Jody Neimann, Chair
Conventions
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Joseph Moak
Restaurant
Term Expires: 12/31/2024
   
Craig Anderson
Museums & Historical Sites
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Camilla Frank
Cultural Attractions
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
   
Tye Hoffmann
Council Member – Advisory

Contact
Email:  tourismgrants@tooeleco.gov
Trails Committee
Duties

The Trails Advisory Board is responsible for:

  • Developing environmentally and ecologically sensitive trail plans based on:
    • The General Plan
    • Stakeholder and landowner input
    • User needs and standards
    • Public feedback
  • Establishing recommended plans and goals for the trail system
  • Making policy recommendations to relevant government agencies
  • Educating the public and promoting the implementation of trail plans
  • Recommending acquisition of property and easements for trails
  • Designing and developing new trails
  • Promoting economic development and tourism in the county through trails
Membership

The board is composed of at least five members who are selected to represent the community at large. Any vacancies are filled by appointment for the remainder of that term. We encourage individuals with a passion for trail planning and development and a commitment to environmental and ecological sensitivity to consider applying for board membership.

Terms

Members serve 4-year terms.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held quarterly on the first Thursday of the first month of each quarter at 3:30 pm in the County Council Chamber.

Board Members

Leland Roberts, Chair
Commercial Involvement
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Katie Potter
Tooele/Equestrian and Non-Motorized Uses
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Jerry Caldwell
Weed Control
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Troy Johansen
Tourism and Economic Aspects
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Brian Sagers
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Raymond Dixon
Motorized Uses
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Darwin Cook
Tooele City
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Jimmy Thomas
Term Expires: 12/31/2026

Corey Child
Term Expires: 12/31/2026
Transportation Special Service District
Duties

The Transportation Special Service District is responsible for:

  • Constructing new roads within district boundaries
  • Repairing existing roadways
  • Maintaining roads and related infrastructure
  • Acquiring or developing facilities and systems for road services through:
    • Construction
    • Purchase
    • Lease
    • Contract
    • Gift
    • Condemnation (when necessary)
Membership

The Tooele County Council oversees the district.

Board Members

Erik Stromberg
County Council

Kendall Thomas
County Council

Scott Wardle
County Council

Tye Hoffmann
County Council

Jared Hamner, Chair
County Council
Weed Control
Weed Control Board

Apply here to serve on the Weed Control Board

Duties

The board is responsible for controlling noxious weeds within Tooele County.

Governing Body

  • 3 to 5 appointed members.
  • One County Council member serves as a coordinator between the County and Weed Board.
  • At least two members must be farmers or ranchers whose primary income is from production agriculture.

Terms

Members serve 4-year terms.

Compensation

Members serve without compensation.

Meeting Schedule and Location

  • Schedule: Meetings are scheduled quarterly on the first Thursday of the 2nd month of the quarter.
  • Location: USU Extension, 151 N Main, Tooele, UT
Board Members

Darrell Johnson
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Kyle Bateman
Term Expires: 12/31/2027

Victor Warr
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

Marlin Yates, Chair
Term Expires: 12/31/2025

County Council member
West Erda Improvement District
Duties

The district is responsible for providing the following services as outlined in Section 17-6-1, U.C.A. 1953 (as amended):

  • Water services
  • Sewage management
  • Storm and flood water control
  • Electricity supply
  • Natural gas services
Boundaries

The district serves the Golden Gardens Subdivision, with the following exceptions:

  • Lots 1, 2, 13, 14, and 24
  • All of Golden Gardens Subdivision Addition Number One
Trustees

The District was created by the County Commission per UCA 17A-2-305 (Resolution 82-4) and reactivated on February 14, 1995 (Resolution 95-3).

Board Members

Erik Stromberg
County Council

Kendall Thomas
County Council

Scott Wardle
County Council

Tye Hoffmann
County Council

Jared Hamner
County Council